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Sound System

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Drove a Ford Ranger Lariat? also
was old school bright yellow

It felt like my other ranger sitting in it, once you turn the key nothing is the same.
Thing had some good power and is supposed to be efficient...need to feel it in hills to see how the power holds up
 

JakePaulsBeard

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Drove a Ford Ranger Lariat? also
was old school bright yellow

It felt like my other ranger sitting in it, once you turn the key nothing is the same.
Thing had some good power and is supposed to be efficient...need to feel it in hills to see how the power holds up
I was always a fan of the Rangers. There's something about the proportions of the new ones that just looks not quite right.
 

Sound System

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I was always a fan of the Rangers. There's something about the proportions of the new ones that just looks not quite right.
new one looks like a deceptacon





I do like the old one I have

I plan on fixing the tranny on mine, made an appointment for december
 

Grateful Dude

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I was always a fan of the Rangers. There's something about the proportions of the new ones that just looks not quite right.
I had a 2000 Ranger that served me very well, had it for a little over 15 years and then gave it to my dad. Still running, somewhere around 230k miles now.

I put that thing through the ringer too. Was my work truck for a decade where it had a lot of off the pavement time , and some trips out to the off-road trails at Big Bend, etc.

I liked that truck a lot, and it was good to me in return.
 

Grateful Dude

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I say the following not to be dismissive, but to be honest and give you the best guidance I possibly can. They'll be able to advise you much better than I can. Assuming your math is right, and it could very well be, I'd say set it to the middle and call it a day. But I'm obviously just guessing when I say that. If they're a legitimate off-road shop, they'll have installed a whole bunch of your shocks on a whole bunch of trucks just like yours. If you tell them what you want, they should be able to take care of it with little fuss.
No worries man. And believe me - I’m well aware that I’ve spent far too much time thinking about this.

and honestly, what you said is pretty much where I’m at - set it at the middle and move on. Which is the 1.25 setting. It just threw me for a loop when I got the tape measure out. Especially with the fronts being a half inch Off from each other. I don’t want to do this and end up still have a crooked truck.

it’s a legit shop, so I’m sure they have it under control. But my brain and OCD are relentless sometimes 😉
 

Sound System

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I had a 2000 Ranger that served me very well, had it for a little over 15 years and then gave it to my dad. Still running, somewhere around 230k miles now.

I put that thing through the ringer too. Was my work truck for a decade where it had a lot of off the pavement time , and some trips out to the off-road trails at Big Bend, etc.

I liked that truck a lot, and it was good to me in return.
Nice
Mine is in the 230k range as well

Solid truck and a strong engine other than the fact that the tranny just died, I will fix it and give it to my dad also oddly enough.
Dude before me hauled really heavy shit for 100K and worked it extremely hard
 

JakePaulsBeard

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No worries man. And believe me - I’m well aware that I’ve spent far too much time thinking about this.
It is what it is. I had a friend offer me his winters for my car. My car comes with 17's, his are 18's. I checked the tire size and it is the OE size for my car if I had gotten the bigger wheel package. That should be good. I ordered my 18 inch wheels for the tires directly from the wheel manufacturer and told them what it was for. I'm still worried they aren't going to fit.

and honestly, what you said is pretty much where I’m at - set it at the middle and move on. Which is the 1.25 setting. It just threw me for a loop when I got the tape measure out. Especially with the fronts being a half inch Off from each other. I don’t want to do this and end up still have a crooked truck.

it’s a legit shop, so I’m sure they have it under control. But my brain and OCD are relentless sometimes 😉
I totally get it.
 

Grateful Dude

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Nice
Mine is in the 230k range as well

Solid truck and a strong engine other than the fact that the tranny just died, I will fix it and give it to my dad also oddly enough.
Dude before me hauled really heavy shit for 100K and worked it extremely hard
I also had to replace the transmission once, but that was the biggest single repair I ever had with it.
 

Sound System

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I also had to replace the transmission once, but that was the biggest single repair I ever had with it.
A mechanic who mainly worked on Rangers said that was the weak spot and that it was prone to going dry due to uneducated maintenance.
I found a couple good trannys up in portland, just need to drive up and grab one and we will be back in business.

Was yours a 4x4 manual 4.o also?
 

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A mechanic who mainly worked on Rangers said that was the weak spot and that it was prone to going dry due to uneducated maintenance.
I found a couple good trannys up in portland, just need to drive up and grab one and we will be back in business.

Was yours a 4x4 manual 4.o also?
You can always find some good trannies in Portland.
 

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Was yours a 4x4 manual 4.o also?
Missed this last part of your post. Same except mine was automatic. Apparently those autos in the Rangers were notorious for crapping out somewhere after 100k (mine made it to 150). The band that controls reverse (and also 1st) broke, so I drove it for a while with no reverse. Had to park strategically, or have one leg hanging out to push my way out of the spot. Did that for a bit while I saved money to get it fixed. Then the shop botched the repair somehow so it only worked for like a month and then it had other troubles. Took it back and the guy ended up just replacing the whole thing for me because of whatever they had done wrong. So ultimately I ended up with a new transmission and torque converter, and then it was all good.
 
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Sound System

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Any full-sized truck will handle that easily. If you are going to use it for farm work, get an 8' bed, and if you live where it ever snows or if you ever see the truck going off pavement, get a 4x4- there is no substitute for all wheels turning in mud/etc. If kids are planned in the future, aim for a crew cab. Think long term, full sized trucks last a long time. I am in my 40's and am only on my second truck ever; and I replaced the first one only because the cab was too small.
Good post and advice

I also like an 8 foot bed
Hard to find with the options you want unless your order
 
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digthisbigcrux

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Looking at a Long Bed Tundra tomorrow
SR5 upgrade package
On my second Tundra and only traded in the first one because I wanted to go from a dbl to crew cab due to having large dogs. Had an 07 Titan before the Tundra's and while it was solid, my 18 Tundra will probably last me 10-15 years. I can't see me ever going with another make. Unless I can ever fit into skinny jeans and want to complete the Brendan Schaub look ...and then may go with a Rivian R1T